|Bid||0.00 x 0|
|Ask||0.00 x 0|
|Day's range||535.40 - 552.20|
|52-week range||467.40 - 916.50|
|Beta (3Y monthly)||-0.35|
|PE ratio (TTM)||12.90|
|Earnings date||17 Jan 2017 - 23 Jan 2017|
|Forward dividend & yield||0.43 (8.00%)|
|1y target est||765.88|
Online financial trading platform Plus500's shares jumped 20% on Tuesday, boosted by a new share buyback plan and solid new customer additions. Plus500, whose shares have been pummelled in recent months by a collapse in revenue due to lower market volatility and a European clampdown on highly leveraged betting, said it was on track to meet expectations for 2019. It said it planned to buy back of up to $50 million of its shares and also revised its distribution policy to return 60% of net profit to shareholders, with half of that through dividends.
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IG Group expects to return to revenue growth in the second half of this year after the online trading platform reported a 31% slump in annual earnings due to Europe's clampdown on high-stakes financial betting by amateur traders. IG, like rivals Plus500 and CMC Markets, has struggled as regulators tightened rules on platforms which had allowed anyone with a bank card to make highly leveraged bets on markets via easily accessible mobile phone apps. The European Union's securities watchdog, the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA), introduced a ban on the sale of 'binary' options to retail customers last July, saying there are still concerns about the risks of the products.
IG, like rivals Plus500 and CMC Markets , has struggled as regulators tightened rules on platforms which had allowed anyone with a bank card to make highly leveraged bets on markets via easily accessible mobile phone apps. The European Union's securities watchdog, the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA), introduced a ban on the sale of 'binary' options to retail customers last July, saying there are still concerns about the risks of the products.
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(Bloomberg) -- The U.K.’s financial services regulator is proposing a ban on retail sales of derivatives tied to some crypto assets, as it seeks to clamp down on risky financial products.The Financial Conduct Authority said cryptocurrencies have no reliable basis for valuation, while market abuse and financial crime are prevalent in the secondary market for digital assets. The watchdog estimates that a ban on retail trading could prevent between 75 million pounds ($94 million) and 234.3 million pounds in losses a year, according to a statement on Wednesday.Retail investors in the U.K. are able to speculate on cryptocurrencies through complex derivatives known as contracts for difference, or CFDs. Largely banned in the U.S. and under increasing scrutiny in Europe, these instruments allow amateur traders to make risky bets on assets without owning them.“Most consumers cannot reliably value derivatives based on unregulated crypto assets,” said Christopher Woolard, Executive Director of Strategy & Competition at the FCA. “Prices are extremely volatile and as we have seen globally, financial crime in crypto-asset markets can lead to sudden and unexpected losses.”Scams involving cryptocurrencies and foreign exchange boomed last year, losing British investors more than 27 million pounds, according to the FCA, which told consumers in May to watch out for online trading platforms offering get-rich-quick schemes.Companies that currently offer CFDs tied to cryptocurrencies include CMC Markets Plc, Plus500 Ltd. and IG Group Holdings Plc, according to their websites. The shares of all three companies briefly declined on the news.“This is further mood music that the regulatory environment for these kinds of business continues to be tough,” said Portia Patel, analyst at Canaccord Genuity. “Expect retail CFD companies to lobby hard against this.”(Updates with CFD providers’ share price moves in fifth paragraph.)\--With assistance from Viren Vaghela.To contact the reporters on this story: Alastair Marsh in London at email@example.com;Donal Griffin in London at firstname.lastname@example.orgTo contact the editors responsible for this story: Ambereen Choudhury at email@example.com, Marion Dakers, Keith CampbellFor more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com©2019 Bloomberg L.P.
Online trading platform Plus500 said its revenue picked up in the second quarter as it attracted new customers, after being hit hard at the start of the year by new regulations on highly leveraged betting. This reflected a collapse in first-quarter revenues, to less than a fifth of a year earlier, after new rules protecting amateur retail investors from heavy losses hit Plus500 and rivals IG and CMC Markets. Plus500, which is based in Israel but whose platform is registered in Cyprus, did not disclose its second-quarter revenues for 2018.
Online trading platform CMC Markets posted its weakest annual results in a decade and slashed its dividend on Thursday, but its top boss sought to reassure investors by saying that the worst of the regulatory clampdown on the sector was over. The company's shares, which have lost half of their value in the past 12 months, were up 1 percent on the FTSE small-cap index as Chief Executive Peter Cruddas said he expects to see a return to "good normalised profits" in the next year or so.
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The company, which provides online stockbroking and trading services to retail investors, said it expected full-year net trading revenue to fall 17% to around 475 million pounds from 569 million a year earlier, while operating profit would sink to 190 million pounds from 281 million pounds. The sector has also faced lower volatility this year as investors gauged the outcome of U.S.-China trade talks and Brexit.
Online financial trading platform IG Group Holdings Plc on Wednesday forecast a sharp fall in full-year net trading revenue and operating profit, saying it was continuing to suffer from low levels of financial market volatility. The mid-cap company said it expected full-year net trading revenue would fall 17 percent to around 475 million pounds ($603.06 million) from 569 million last year, while operating profit would sink to 190 million pounds from 281 million pounds.
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New rules reducing leverage and protecting amateur retail investors from heavy losses have been in place for a year but are only beginning to show up more dramatically in results of Plus500 and peers like IG and CMC Markets. A cryptocurrency boom that was in full swing at the start of 2018 has also collapsed, with bitcoin trading at around $5,000 from highs near $20,000, adding to the platforms' problems. Plus500's revenue sank to $53.9 million in the first quarter from $297.3 million a year ago, sending shares down 43 percent to a two-year low of 399.7 pence and dragging IG and CMC around 5 percent lower.